• Assistance League of Temecula Valley - Operation School Bell

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    Welcome to Operation School Bell!  Operated by Assistance League of Temecula Valley. We provide new school clothing to qualified  K-12 students enrolled in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District.  Each qualified student may purchase up to $125.00 of school appropriate clothing, which includes shoes, socks, underwear, jackets, sweaters, shirts, tops, jeans or pants, shorts, dresses, and skirts.

     19-20 School Year Shopping Dates 

    • August 29, 2019
    • September 12, 2019
    • September 26, 2019

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    1. Participation Eligibility Participation eligibility is based on “Total Yearly Family Income.” Family income means all persons living in the same household who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption and are benefiting from the activities and contribute to Total Family Yearly Income. Food Stamps/Cal Fresh is not added to your Total Yearly Family Income, is not considered an income source.   Please review the chart to the right.  If you meet the income eligibility requirements, please proceed with the online application.

    2. MVUSD student shopping dates Listed above are the 2019 shopping dates for MVUSD qualified students. You may only sign up for one date. A completed ONLINE application is required for each child. 

    3. How to Apply? Applications will be accepted ONLINE ONLY at the following link http://operationschoolbelltv.org/murrieta/  

    New this year, the Assistance League of Temecula Valley is requiring student ID numbers on the application form. The easiest way to get that number is to ask your student for it, since they use it every day to access their learning links, on-line library, Microsoft 365, lunch accounts and school computers.  If you don't have it, don’t worry, the form will still let you continue to fill out the application, but please know that the Assistance League may request it as part of their follow up process. 

    4. What are the income requirements?

     Income Eligibility Guidelines

    Please NOTE:  Shopping event online applications are first-come, first served.  Assistance League of Temecula Valley reserves a select number of spots per event.  When the shopping event date reaches capacity, the application window will be closed and you will be unable to submit the application.

    5. Questions and Communication regarding Operation School Bell need to be directed to the Assistance League of Temecula Valley via email osbmurrietascheduler@yahoo.com.  MVUSD does not manage the program, set criteria or eligibility.

    Shopping Date Requirements, Information, and Documents CHECKLIST

    On your selected shopping date, please be prepared with the following information and documents:

    • A parent or guardian must accompany the student to the SHOPPING event.  
    • Middle and high school students will need to bring student body card or picture identification. 
    • There will be no make-up schedule if your student misses the appointment.
    • Your student will not be allowed to participate in the shopping event without the parent or guardian providing
      proof of family yearly income
      copies of documents on the designated shopping date as outlined below.

    You will need to bring proof of family yearly income to the selected shopping event.  Your verification documents may include 1 or more of the items listed below.  Please be prepared to bring COPIES only; we cannot accept original documents.    

    1. Most Recent Year Tax Return/1040 Form (preferred source - first income page only)
    2. Current Year W-2 for each family member contributing to the yearly income
    3. Most Recent Paycheck Stubs/Payroll Statement showing year to date gross (before taxes) Income
    4. County, State, Federal Assistance Documents, such as "Passport to Services," "Cash Aid," "Notice of Action," or other Government Assistance. 
    5. Letter from employer stating income amount
    6. Other sources you may have, such as Church or other Community Organization that may be assisting you and your family.
    7. Income Verification Form if zero income. To fill out at shopping event. 

    MVUSD Shopping Location

    All Operation School Bell-MVUSD shopping events are held at Kohl’s Department Store 24661 Madison Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562, Ca, and begin at 4:30 p.m.